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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Amber Ale
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rich, exquisitely balanced Amber Ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic British hops. All-round food beer, great with spicy foods and hearty winter dishes.
Malts: Marris Otter, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate, Black  Hops: Chinook, Cascade  Original Gravity: 1.064


aenima's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aenima (334) - Askim, - NOV 7, 2013
Citrusy, caramely and toffee aroma. Taste is malty with caramel and toffee with some citrus in the background. Medium carbonation.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lauramartinez (27) - Galicia, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2016
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 The Nest Beer Amber Ale has a strong smell of liquorice and is a deep red/brown in colour with a small head. Medium carbonation. Malty soy sauce and caramel rounded off with bitter hops. Slight coffee finish. Very palatable but not the best example of an amber ale. Japanese beer with Belgian character. Bottle was slightly out of date- still good regardless but may have affected the judgement.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (232) - - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle @ Rum & Crab St Ives, Cornwall reddish brown with white head malty barley, hops and a nice aroma, very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has malt loaf, dark fruits and some nutty action, taste has sweet caramel, some sweet citrus, dark fruit, a bit bready, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and hoppy tones. Malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Medium body with a balanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (553) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour with almost no head. Aroma is mostly of caramel, sweet, malty, candi, some dried fruits, raisins. Taste is quite hoppy and caramel. Way too bitter for me. Bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3350) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
33cl bb04/2016, konichidiosynkrasie for the excellent extrae. - Luminous auburn pour, luxurious polished furniture. Suave honeyed Maris Otter, tea-dunked madeleine. More black tealeaf bitterness in taste, getting more resinous plus sweet like candied orange pith. Love the cushioned sweet malt profile here against the UK style hop aromatics, with an almost, yes, umami savouriness coming in. Assertive lingering bitterness rounding off this intensely enjoyable Nippon-ESB with an austere bite.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brewtalita (227) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2015
Aroma crystal malt, honey, soya sauce. Palate medium. Taste dry and hoppy, bit more of body here and there and it would be a cool beer. Nice caramel aroma though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gurthnar (4852) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dusan & Simona. Lightly medicinal phenolic, other than that hops centered, thin body, high carbonation. Resiny piney hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2015
Pours pretty dark brown. Aromas are roasty, slightly smoky, nutty. A bit more bitter than I was expecting, with dark malts leaning more towards smoky than roasty. Would like a little smoother carbonation, but altogether a solid amber ale.


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